Whether you’re getting your manuscript ready to send to agents or already have a publisher and want an extra pair of eyes on your book, I can help.

I’m an experienced editor and have worked on books across genres, including literary fiction, essay, YA, speculative, sci-fi and psychological thrillers. I’m particularly interested in working with voices and books that are undervalued in commercial publishing.

Read some of my work to get an idea of my taste. Not all editors are right for every book, and I’m certainly not the right person for your historical epic, or political biography. But I love anything short and literary, in any genre, and I’m a sucker for a beautiful sentence.

Please note: For mentoring services and full manuscript edits, please email me before purchase.


EDITING SERVICES


EXCERPT EDIT

A one-off edit of the first 10,000 words of your book. Perfect for those just getting started and wanting to know they’re on the right track. Includes a full set of notes and a 30-minute Skype call.


FULL EDIT

An in-depth edit of your manuscript, up to 60,000 words. Includes line edits, structural edits, and a written report, with a 1-hour Skype call to talk through notes and next steps.

READer’s Report

A professional reader’s report on your manuscript, up to 60,000 words. 2-3 page report covers plot structure, language, character, strengths, weaknesses, and notes on possible improvements.


Synopsis Edit

When your manuscript is ready, I can also help with your agent submission by giving feedback on your synopsis and cover letter. Includes 2 x edits of synopsis and cover letter (up to 1 page each).


Mentoring Services


BASIC MENTORING

3 x 1-hour mentoring sessions, either by Skype or in person. Each session will cover up to 10,000 words of your manuscript, (up to 30,000 words total), including detailed notes and practical advice.

Full Mentoring

8 x 1-hour mentoring sessions, either by Skype or in person. Each session will cover up to 10,000 words of your manuscript, (up to 80,000 words total), including detailed notes and practical advice.


Testimonials


Dan has an exceptional understanding of what makes stories work and offers honest, transformative feedback.
— Lydia Ruffles, author of Colour Me In